Birth Anniversary of M.Visvesvaraya | 16 Sep 2019

Every year India celebrates Engineer's Day on September 15, the birth anniversary of M.Visvesvaraya.

  • He was an engineering pioneer of India whose genius reflected in harnessing of water resources and building and consolidation of dams across the country.
  • He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mysore.
  • He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V for his contributions to the public good in 1915.
  • The design and patent of the automatic weir floodgates is also attributed to Sir M.Visvesvaraya.
  • He was conferred India's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1955.